Art on purpose

Funds to buy a Foetal Doppler have been presented to the Westmead Hospital Foundation by artist Zahrina Robertson.

The money was raised at the charity launch of her highly successful pop-up art show at Bella Vista in September.

The glamorous launch, which was sponsored by Rydges Norwest Sydney, raised $550 with the sale of raffle tickets.

The foetal doppler enables midwives and doctors to listen to an unborn baby’s heartbeat, during pregnancy and labour.

Zahrina’s pop-up gallery, Art on Purpose, was supported by Mulpha Norwest which provided the exhibition space for 30 artworks.

Zahrina said: “I’m so proud and excited to have raised much needed funds via my ZahrinaGallery Australian debut art launch and opening.

“Utilising my vision for #artonpurpose to help and support the nurses, mums and newborns to have access to state of the art equipment through the vital message and power of art and community (was) a very proud moment as my late father contributed a lot to Westmead Hospital by looking after many patients as a nurse. “

Alison Whittaker, Fundraising and Relationships co-ordinator for the Westmead Hospital Foundation said: “We are grateful to members of our community like Zahrina who help the Foundation provide the very latest in equipment to the staff and patients at Westmead Hospital.”

To help midwives, mums and babies at Westmead Hospital TXT the word BABIES to 0473 000 111 to make a secure donation.